Apps for Saving Money in Gainesville

On a college campus, it’s not always easy to get what you need, when you need it. Luckily a lot of new apps like JoyRun, Pocket Money and even ones that are for specific business make life a lot easier. Tons of savings can be found on these apps that are just a download away.

JoyRun is a new student-run business. Once you download the app you can view peoples’ posts who are out on “runs.” Say that you need milk and have not been able to

How you view different “runs” on JoyRun

get to the store and don’t want to spend money on a Zip Car or Uber. You can search for people who are at the supermarket and request a delivery just for milk. The grab it, deliver it to you, and you make the purchase through the app. There are no order minimums, no restaurant restrictions, and the fees are much lower than any other food delivery service in Gainesville. JoyRun also allows anyone who is a student to make deliveries, no application required. This means you can also make money while using the app, which is always a great thing! Use the offer code “3free” when signing up for free delivery on your first three orders.


Pocket Money is another great app that gives you mobile coupons for stores in your area. This app using GPS tracking to notify you whenever you are near a store that they have coupons for, so you’ll never miss out on a sale. They also offer digital punch cards from restaurants, so more no losing cards or forgetting to get them punched. Deals can be found by using your location or searching through categories, which makes for easy sorting. The app also gives you the contact info for stores, just in case you want to call ahead and ask about an item or clarify a deal.

The new trend in fast food and sit-down dining is having an app for your establishment. Blaze Pizza, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Chick-Fil-A are just a few places that have apps that offer deals. Blaze’s app gives you a barcode to scan with each purchase, and when you hit 10 you get a free pizza. They also send out emails and promos that give you other free items just for having the app. Starbucks has a similar rewards system as well. Places like Panera Bread offer online ordering as part of their app, as well as a rewards program. They offer several coupons and discounts for online ordering through the app.  It’s always a good idea to look up your favorite food places in the App Store to see if they have one and see what it offers.

There are tons of ways to save just by using your phone. Look in the app store for other money saving apps by searching for keywords such as “coupon,” and  “discount.” These are great to use because unlike forgetting paper coupons at home, you’ll always have your phone with you wherever you go. Download a few apps and keep your phone charged and your pockets full. Happy saving!